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Arizona Joins Other States to Stop Competitive Hunting: Illinois Shoots Itself

Arizona has banned all urban wildlife killing contests for coyotes, bobcats, foxes and other animals, joining a growing number of states taking action to stop these gruesome events in which participants compete for money and/or prizes for killing the most and/or largest animals. The Arizona ban, proposed in June, was voted on by Arizona’s Fish…

Bring Luna the Coyote Home

Regarding the four coyotes removed from the home of licensed rehabber Tomi Tranchita which I’ve been covering, on Sunday she posted, “Luna made it to Indiana today. She’s doing so much better. Fresh air, ground beneath her feet, lots of sniffing and looking at new friends. Some stimulation for her FINALLY after the worse 5…

Luna Coyote May be Dying

STORY UPDATE: If a Governor can pardon a criminal why not a coyote? And this coyote did nothing wrong. Tomi Tranchita pleaded guilty in court, as a part of a plea bargain….Guilty for not paying a freakin’ $25 license. In exchange, the sole surviving coyote that was brutally removed from her premises by the Illinois…

Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Drunk with Power: Responsible for Three Coyote Deaths

I realize coyotes aren’t pets, and so does Tomi Tranchita, and you can listen HERE to her second appearance on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World  to talk about her orphaned coyotes which she’s had care for since they were pups 13-years ago.. They were sick at pups, but Tomi cared for them and they…

Stop Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Should horse-drawn carriage rides be working in Chicago? On WGN Radio’s Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show listen here as I talk with Jodie Wiederkerhr of Chicago Alliance for Animals about the possibility and hopefully likelihood of banning the horse-drawn carriage rides in Chicago. For several years Wiederkerhr and other volunteers are have documented example after example of…

Bring Luna Home: Coyotes Confiscated and Killed

Shame on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and Cook County Animal Control for what they did inexplicably to Tomi Tranchita’s rescued coyotes, which she explains she had permits for. HEAR Tranchita describe it all, in her own words, on WGN Radio. She bottle-fed and saved four orphaned coyotes. Now, what? Yes, she saved…

Beware of Lyme Disease in City Parks

Dogs are a sentinel for various tick diseases, most notably Lyme disease. You think Lyme, you likely think either New England – where Lyme is endemic – or you think about tick disease when walking through the woods. It’s true you should think those things. But also think urban parks, like Central Park in New…

Is Shooting Coyotes Really the Answer?

Q: I don’t know what to do about the coyotes who live in our area. I’m worried about out small dogs in the yard and our cats. I guess shooting them is the only way. —R. A., Cyberspace A: Do nothing about the coyotes—let ’em be. You’re the problem, not the wildlife. Although, you’re not…

Are Wild Canines Getting the Dog Flu?

Q: Louisville is being slammed with cases of dog flu. I have been keeping my dogs on my property, but I know we are visited by coyotes and foxes at times. I vaccinated my dogs two years ago and then again this year. I’m also the former president of WAGS, a pet therapy group and currently…

Only a Monster Could Do This: Killer of Coyote Pups a Threat to People

Sometimes it’s scary, but we need to catch whoever did this and prevent a potential human murder. I’m sure you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about. You might even be thinking that I’m going too far when talking about coyote pups. In Illinois, Cook County Forest Preserve Police discovered six drowned coyote pups, approximately…

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